There was a time when governors muttered his name under their breath. Now it’s mostly writers who do that. A Pulitzer finalist with more than 20 years experience, Clay has written and edited for some of the most respected news organizations in the country, including the Charlotte Observer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Virginian-Pilot. These days he leads a team that produces dozens of publications for the Virginia Media Company, including Distinction, VA Growler, IBQ and VOW Bride. As an editor he favors solid reporting, narrative flair and a sense of humor. As a person, he favors bourbon.